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Weeping Yaupon Holly, scientifically known as Ilex vomitoria f. pendula, is a graceful and elegant ornamental tree prized for its pendulous branches and glossy evergreen foliage.

Description:

Weeping Yaupon Holly is a compact, weeping form of the native Yaupon Holly, characterized by its cascading branches that create a graceful, fountain-like effect. It features small, leathery leaves that are dark green and retain their color year-round, providing interest and structure to the landscape. Inconspicuous white flowers bloom in spring, followed by red berries that persist into winter, adding seasonal interest to the tree.

Growing Conditions:

- Thrives in well-drained soil with moderate fertility.

- Prefers full sun to partial shade, though it can tolerate some shade.

- Hardy in USDA zones 7-9, making it suitable for a variety of climates.

- Drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering during dry spells, especially in hotter climates.

Maintenance:

- Prune lightly to shape the tree and remove any dead or crossing branches.

- Mulch around the base of the tree to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

- Fertilize in spring with a slow-release fertilizer formulated for evergreen trees to promote healthy growth and foliage.

Wildlife Attraction:

- The berries of Weeping Yaupon Holly are a valuable food source for birds, including robins, cedar waxwings, and mockingbirds.

- Provides habitat and cover for small birds and other wildlife, enhancing biodiversity in the garden.

- The dense foliage offers nesting sites and shelter for birds and other creatures throughout the year.

Enhance the beauty and elegance of your landscape with Weeping Yaupon Holly – a versatile and attractive native tree that's sure to make a statement in any garden or landscape design.

Weeping Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria f. pendula

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